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Is it neccessary to closed one eye when take the picture

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tongpool, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. tongpool

    tongpool New to Mu-43

    Jun 3, 2011
    I have VF-2 with E-PL1 when take the picture do we need to close one eye while the other eye is look through the view finder ?

    Please share your experiences.
  2. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    I was taught exact opposite, that I should keep my eyes open to keep track of things which are happening outside of the frame. It needs some practice to do so though. In reality, I'm doing both, depends on situation.
  3. aznmochamike

    aznmochamike Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    i tend to open my mouth for some reason too... in addition to closing one eye
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  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    You can keep track of the scene subconsciously through taste and the subtle changes in wind pressure.
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  5. tongpool

    tongpool New to Mu-43

    Jun 3, 2011
    Yeah John, I try practiced to open both eyes too but I am just wondering if someone did the same as mine :biggrin::biggrin:
  6. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Just don't close the wrong eye - it all goes dark!

    Experiment with both methods so that you find the one that suits you best - there is no definitive answer.
  7. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
    Closing one eye can lead to tension in your body, which can lead to camera shake.
    Another pastime of mine is archery, I get MUCH better scores with both eyes open.( due I believe to less tension)
  8. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    Lets not forget the right way of breathing!! :smile:
  9. Covey22

    Covey22 Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2011
    New England, USA
    I'm a both-eyes open shooter here. Very useful!
  10. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
    True, that's all part of the good technique.
    For those that don't know, steady controlled breathing can reduce tension.
    Try holding your breath, immediately your body is under tension (because breathing is a subconscious thing normally and your body would sooner you continue for obvious reasons).
    Hold your breath too long and you will fall over, not good for a steady shot, although once your on the ground that should improve, once you regain consciousness :rofl:
  11. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    It's actually more important to determine which is your dominant eye, and to use that one for the view finder.

    Hold your finger up at a comfortable distance and then close one eye, followed by the other. When you close the dominant eye the position of your finger will appear to jump to one side.
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